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Is it worh upgrading my computer?

First off, I have 2 computers. I have a good gaming computer that i leave at my moms house but at my dads house i have an older computer, with 2gb ddr2 ram and a intel pentium E2200. I want to know if it would be worth upgrading the computer at all. Right now i have a geforce 9600 gt graphics card in it, and i was going to upgrade to a gt 640 or gtx 650, because the one i have is getting old and doesnt run the games very good anymore.

Second, My processor is old, intel pentium dual core E220 with 2.2ghz

I was wondering if it would be worth upgrading my graphics card to gt 640 or gtx 650 (i dont need great hd graphics, i just want my games to run better) and to 4gb ddr2 ram. But my ultimate question is, will i see any improvement in how the games run, or is my processor just to old and to big of a bottleneck to notice a difference?

If it helps i play Arma 2, Civ 5, and Far Cry 3 and i will play on a 19" 1440x900 monitor.

Thanks!!
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  1. You would get some boost but the CPU is going to hold it back. Either leave it alone or look into a faster CPU as well.
  2. Id say yes, but like rolli said, a new cpu is needed. Try
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Q8300-Processor-BX80580Q8300-LGA775/dp/B0037HPZAI/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_0_0
    but its a little expensive.
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Q6600-Quad-Core-Processor-Cache/dp/B000LRMR26/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_1_2
    is cheaper.
    AS far as the gpu, thoes are great choices.Also maybe 6-8gb of ram, just beacause it helps the computer overall.
  3. nope. best invest money in a new plateform. why waste money on old technology.
  4. Well a decent new video card could be used in a new platform, later.

    What power supply do you have? I might look at Radeon 7750.
  5. i have a stock psu with 300 watt, and i was able to run a 9600 on it so i could run a 7750 to, but i can only hold 4gb on my motherboard and i dont want another build because i just got a new one at my other house, i just need to make my games more playable on my dads computer
  6. Best answer
    7750 is the best you can do without an overhaul, it should be almost 2x as fast as the 9600GT. GT640 is not an upgrade from the 9600 GT and I don't think you have enough power supply to run a GTX 650.

    If you picked up like a used E8200 on ebay (there are some for $35), you could almost double your CPU performance (check compatbility with MB), upgrading to 4GB RAM and then adding a 7750, you could probably play new games at like 1280x720 with medium-high quality.
  7. 7700 should be fine yar
  8. Best answer selected by Baumber.
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